Good Outline For a
A good outline for a resume is one that is
designed specifically to your skills & qualifications.
Each outline is
unique to the person creating it. However, a good resume
outline will contain the basic elements found in each
This example is just that - an example. Use it as a starting
point to create your own good outline for a resume.
Remember - it will be the foundation used to create your
unique resume, tailored to your skills & qualifications and
designed for the specific job opening for which you're
GEOFFREY L. WOODS
Timbukto, TN 23567
Home: (222) 333-4444
Cell: (111) 555-7777
Target the objective to a
specific job with a specific company (use exact
Write a summary that highlights
your qualifications and how they relate to the
Write out your skills & qualifications
using action statements targeting
them to the job position.
This is one of the most important areas of a
resume. Begin with your current position or
your most recent work, listing them in reverse
List all education that is relevant to the job
position and start with your most recent.
Include name of school, degree or certificate
earned or pursuing & major area of study.
List any relevant seminars, licenses, or
Include any memberships or associations in
which you participate. List any position you
may have held like secretary, president,
References are usually not included in a
resume. However, do have some ready and make
known that they are available upon request.